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Pacific Seacraft 31 furler line

I have always used 3/8 stayset for my roller furler. The current line, like those before it is now getting too fat to fit in the drum. The end that never gets into the drum is still 3/8 but at the drum end the line is now 7/16.

I can end for end it but the 3/8 end will start getting fatter than I would like in a year or so. Would 5/16 be strong enough or do I have to look at spectra or something with a cover?

I have a 110 jib and 130 genoa.

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Re: Pacific Seacraft 31 furler line

John,
I just replaced the old Harken roller furler on my 31 with a brand new one. The old one had 3/8" line which did sometimes get "too fat" in the drum if not set up just right. The new furler came from Harken with 5/16" line that is braided Dacron on the outside but I don't know what the core is. I no longer have to worry about the drum getting too full, but it it doesn't feel nearly as nice in my hand as the 3/8" did. I guess without knowing what is inside my rope I haven't really answered your question-i.e., can you use 5/16" Sta-Set or do you need a high performance material like Spectra. You could probably get a quick answer from Harken, or whoever made your furler.
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Re: Pacific Seacraft 31 furler line

Paul,

Thanks, yep it is the old Harken. Mark II if I remember correctly. I will give them a try.

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